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Debate ensues over ancient coins

By Richard Giedroyc Views, both pro and con, regarding what should be done about a proposed Memorandum of Understanding with Egypt that among other things addresses private ownership of ancient Egyptian coins were presented recently at a meeting of the … Continue reading

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Brasher doubloon copy to be sold at ANA show

Reproductions of a Brasher doubloon will be struck and sold at the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money where the original will be on display Aug. 5-9 as the centerpiece of the ANA Museum Showcase exhibit. Though nowhere near … Continue reading

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Chaplains on Hall of Fame medal

The 2014 Jewish-American Hall of Fame medal honors U.S. Jewish chaplains. On one side is Rabbi Jacob Frankel, the first U.S. Jewish chaplain. On the other side is Rabbi Alexander Goode along with the other members the immortal Four Chaplains … Continue reading

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New baseball set release nears

A Young Collector’s Set will go on sale July 28 at the U.S. Mint. Price was not available at press time. The set is part of the National Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative program and will feature an uncirculated half … Continue reading

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Rare dollar in Scotsman auction

A 1795 Flowing Hair silver dollar will be among the featured lots of a Scotsman auction that will be conducted July 18 at the St. Charles, Mo., Convention Center. Graded VF-30 by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation the coin is the two … Continue reading

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Kennedy set to sell for $99.95

A four-coin silver Kennedy 50th anniversary set will be priced at $99.95 when it goes on sale at the U.S. Mint later this year. An availability date has not been established yet. Comprising the set are a reverse proof from … Continue reading

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Gardner sale brings almost $20 million

One thin dime went for a very fat $881,250 at the Heritage Eugene H. Gardner Collection auction June 23 in New York City. The 1796 coin, which was graded MS-67 by the Professional Coin Grading Service, is the finest known … Continue reading

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Numismatic Congress to be held in Costa Rica

The second Numismatic Congress of Central America is slated for Sept. 25-27 in San Jose, Costa Rica. The latest research on Central and South American numismatics will be shared in multiple presentations during the three-day-event. It is hoped the Congress … Continue reading

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Baseball coin deliveries still lag

Waiting for delivery of Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coins has taxed the patience of many Mint customers. As of mid June most silver and clad HOF coins remained to be shipped. The bright spot is the 50,000 gold $5 … Continue reading

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Matte proof Peace dollars sold

Matte proof High Relief 1922 Peace dollars whose pedigree traces back directly to Mint Director Raymond T. Baker were the stars of  Ira and Larry Goldberg’s pre-Long Beach sale held June 1-4. Bringing $458,250 was a Professional Coin Grading Service Proof-67 … Continue reading

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